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Firefighters battle seven acre wildfire near Tain

Fire Service at forest fire near Aberdeen

Highland firefighters are currently battling to bring a large wildlife near Tain under control.

Fire crews were scrambled to the forestry grounds at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Air Weapons Range near Tain following reports of a wildfire.

Teams spent almost ten hours battling to extinguish the blaze which engulfed around 7.4 acres of young trees across the grounds.

Three appliances from Inverness and Dornoch were stationed at the scene as efforts to bring the fire to a head continue.

Appliances from Tain Dornoch, Balintore and Invergordon were dispatched to scene alongside the water carrier/argocat from Inverness following initial reports of the blaze around 1.30pm.

Firefighters deployed knapsacks and backpacks in an effort to bring the fire under control.

The fire crews left the scene just after 11pm.

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